Blizzard of 2016

In Baltimore we got absolutely dumped on this month! Jonas brought about 30″ of snow to the city. Had lots of opportunities to get and be a kid! My friend Tyler and I jumped in the truck and toured around the neighborhood with GoPro in tow. Later in the week we also did a little street session.

During the Blizzard we lucked out and meet an amazing photographer, Shawn Hubbard I noticed his gear as he was walking down the street and asked if wanted to hop in the truck and shoot some pictures of Ty. He got some great stuff.

This much snow makes me want to get out West and get some skiing in! Hopefully, we find some time this month.

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 


Shawn Hubbard Photos:

The Pacific Northwest

 

A few weeks ago Elizabeth and I traveled to Seattle and Portland for a few days. With no set plans other than see friends and explore the cities, we had a great time. This was my first time to both Washington and Oregon and neither disappointed. So much amazing scenery, so easy to access. The Columbia River Gorge is still on mind, with so many waterfalls just a short drive and short hike from Portland. I will definitely be back!

 

Wyoming 2015

 

What has become the annual trip to Wyoming didn’t disappoint. No new snow but plenty good times to be had! Biggest news is the Wyoming Wet Whistle SCD (Shot/Chug/Dunk) was a huge success. Last year I was the sole participant but convinced five others to join me this year…they loved it. Bigger and badder in 2016 for sure.

 

 

 

 

 

El Salvador

Spent the last week in El Salvador with some old friends and some new friends. It was adventure in many senses. Delta decide to ship my bag to LA instead of San Salvador, which is an unsolved mystery as they did it to half the plane. This left me in the same clothes for the first five days of the trip. Even the bag arrived, delivering it still seemed to be an issue.

But things could have been worse. Borrowed a pair of board shorts and surfed everyday. Not much to complain about there.

After sunny and 90 degree temps for a week, its off to Jackson to go skiing next week.

Appalachian Trail

With the week off between Christmas and New Years I have had a fair amount of free time. I have taken a few opportunities to learn my new camera setup, the Sony A7ii. One of the biggest factors that drove me the camera was the size and weight. I found most of the time I didn’t want to carry my canon it was because of the size. My goal is to have the camera with me more, and thus take more pictures. With rather warm weather for December, Josh and I decided to lace up the boots and go for an overnight trip. We managed to stay warm enough and start the year off on the right foot. Coffee always tastes better after a night in the woods.

 

 

Assateague

Surfing is full of so many emotions, but what draws me to it the most is how when you’re in the water, nothing else really matters. It’s just you and the ocean. Aside from the occasional hoot and holler when your buddies snag a good one, or busting their balls for missing the big one, there are still moments of solitude.

Everyday I look photo’s from guys like Chris Burkard, Zak Noyle, Morgan Maassen, Andy Bardon and I am jealous of them being in the water with their camera. Saturday marked the first time I took my camera out into the line up. The ocean and waves presented a whole new challenge when trying to capture an image, but I loved every second of it. I swam in a pair of borrowed fins until I cramped up. Pure stoke and can’t wait to do it again.

This weekend was great, good company, good weather, good waves, couldn’t ask for more.

Need to order a few more accessories from Outex but I already ordered a set of fins!!

Going back to Jackson

Tomorrow morning I am headed back to Jackson, WY. This will be my second trip, with the first being to going skiing and see some friends back in February. I am super stoked to be attending the Adventure Photography Workshop hosted by Summit Workshops.